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FR Posting Style Book - format for replying (We seem to be slipping)
Me, Myself and BJungNan | April 9, 2005 | BJungNan

Posted on 04/09/2005 11:51:09 AM PDT by BJungNan

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To: FreedomCalls
Just don't use that danged "blink" tag!

 But this is so much more fun! 

41 posted on 04/09/2005 12:08:09 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || Iran Azadi || Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: BJungNan
1. Quote the person you are replying to with italics (if you are replying to someone specifically and what they said).
2. Seperate with a paragraph mark.
3. Show your reply in regular text

Do you mean like this?

42 posted on 04/09/2005 12:08:21 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Memos on Bush Are Fake but Accurate". NYTimes)
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To: BJungNan
Placing the original passage being replied to in italics requires the poster to use HTLM throughout the entire post

Using the more conventional > mark, like email does, prevents this problem.... and they can be "stacked"

Example;

>>Clinton is a Bozo (original post)

>I agree (first reply)

But his wife is worse (new reply)

43 posted on 04/09/2005 12:08:48 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: Normal4me
This thread is cracking me up ...

If I was really mean I would leave my <strike> tag open! ;)
44 posted on 04/09/2005 12:09:02 PM PDT by melbell (A Freudian slip is when you mean one thing, and say your mother)
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To: thoughtomator
Placing the comments of the person you are replying to in quote marks or in Bold may get the job done, but really it is not common style. At least not to my FR eyes.

Yes, that is much easier.

45 posted on 04/09/2005 12:09:48 PM PDT by bjs1779 ( I have heard her say “mommy” from time to time, & “momma,”& "also said “help me” Cna H. Law '97)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
A+
46 posted on 04/09/2005 12:09:54 PM PDT by BJungNan (gogov.com - Make it your home page. I did!)
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To: thoughtomator
Ack!

Look what your post did to me!


47 posted on 04/09/2005 12:10:26 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Donate or the bunny is stew! Or donate and we stew the bunny. To Stew or Not To Stew your choice!)
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To: MindBender26
Placing the original passage being replied to in italics requires the poster to use HTLM throughout the entire post

Yes, but there is one thing FReepers are not and that is they are not lazy.

48 posted on 04/09/2005 12:11:33 PM PDT by BJungNan (gogov.com - Make it your home page. I did!)
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To: BJungNan

<bigger, darn it<<centre<<chartreuse with blue-purple edges on a crinkly puce background< I'm new at this, but eager to learn </chartreuse with blue-purple edges on a crinkly puce background<<centre<<bigger/darn it<


49 posted on 04/09/2005 12:12:28 PM PDT by T'wit (Anyone who gets in touch with his inner child will be spanked and sent to his room without dinner.)
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To: melbell

all your replies are belong to us


50 posted on 04/09/2005 12:12:34 PM PDT by ChadsDad (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.)
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To: BJungNan
Is this ok? or this? or this or this or THIS

Buddy B

51 posted on 04/09/2005 12:12:41 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Lady Jag

Poor color choice. Try again.

At your service, milady.

52 posted on 04/09/2005 12:12:45 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("The Passion of the Opus" - 2 hours of a FReeper being crucified on his own self-pitying thread)
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To: BJungNan

you forgot...


dun't foregat tha speel cheqe


:)


53 posted on 04/09/2005 12:12:54 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: BJungNan
That was fun when someone would set off the whole rest of a thread in bold until someone switched it off.

Fun was leaving off the /marquis tag.

54 posted on 04/09/2005 12:13:19 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: BJungNan

What's HTLM ?


55 posted on 04/09/2005 12:13:31 PM PDT by ChadsDad (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.)
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To: BJungNan

Thanks for posting this.

Here is another post that acknowledges the importance of adhering to established protocols in maintaining a high standard of quality:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1311823/posts


56 posted on 04/09/2005 12:13:47 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: BJungNan
But, this is so much more fun!
57 posted on 04/09/2005 12:14:24 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: BJungNan

I think baked beans are pretty good, if you ask me.


58 posted on 04/09/2005 12:15:13 PM PDT by scott7278 ("Please disperse...there is nothing to see here.")
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To: BJungNan
Lately there seems to be some slippage of what has been for years the common style for replying to posts. In the interest of FR Stylebook maintenance, here is what has been proper style on replying to comments in a thread. This better?
59 posted on 04/09/2005 12:17:06 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: BJungNan
.....Quote the person you are replying to with italics .....

Hating style and anal retentive English teachers, I prefer the ellipsis.
60 posted on 04/09/2005 12:17:24 PM PDT by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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